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constituent

noun

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one of the parts that make up a whole
  • The soil contained all of the necessary constituents for growing crops.
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element, component, constituent, ingredient mean one of the parts of a compound or complex whole. element applies to any such part and often connotes irreducible simplicity.
    • the basic elements of geometry
component and constituent may designate any of the substances (whether elements or compounds) or the qualities that enter into the makeup of a complex product; component stresses its separate entity or distinguishable character.
    • the components of a stereo system
constituent stresses its essential and formative character.
    • the constituents of a chemical compound
ingredient applies to any of the substances which when combined form a particular mixture.
    • the ingredients of a cocktail


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